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The city of Chicago is so larger than life that you need extra large panoramic postcards to show it off in its 1950s vintage glory, and here they are!

Here are five vintage panoramic postcards that feature Chicago attractions including Chicago's Oak Street Beach with sunbathers; the famous Gold Coast with beach and skyscrapers; Buckingham Fountain and skyline; McCormick Place Convention Center (largest at the time); and an aerial view of Chicago's Near North side.

The panoramic postcards measure 8 1/4" x 3 1/2". They all have smooth edges. Three have white edges with descriptions on them and two do not have white edges but do have wording. All are unused and in good condition although one has a small grease spot on the note side.

Also thrown in are three more typical-sized postcards featuring Chicago attractions including:
Chicago's Merchandise Mart which was the world's largest business building at the time. It handled the products of 5000 establishments. The photo shows the building lit up at night;and two postcards of the Marina City twin towers, which were 60 floors tall each on the North Bank of the Chicago River. They were designed as balconied apartments houses that were cities within themselves with stores, 3 restaurants, a beauty shop, cocktail lounges, a swimming pool, skating rink, 1500 seat movie theater, a three acre park and 20 floors of car parking- wow! One postcard is a fabulous illustration of the buildings at night, and the other is a photo during the day.

These postcards all measure 5 1/2" x 3 1/2". They all have smooth edges. Two have white edges with descriptions on them and one does not. Two are vertical photos and one is horizontal. All are unused and in good condition.

These would all be amazing matted and framed. It's fun to compare what's changed and what hasn't in 60 years.

Gotta love Chicago.....

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Eight vintage postcards Chicago panoramic views 1950s


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: Chicago postcards
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